With Spring having “sprung” and our conversations about their nursery colors meticulously scrawled in my notebook, I had a clear vision long before I ever met baby of the combinations of fabrics, wraps, small flower headbands and sets that would complement their newborn session here in my Pearland studio.
And then they came through the studio door looking far more alive and … well, fresh … than most new just-had-a-baby-a-week-ago parents I’ve encountered. Dad carefully sat the baby carrier down while I gave them a tour of the studio and explained what to expect once we began our newborn session. And then I caught a glimpse of Charlotte with that dark hair, oh-so-sweet baby rolls and those rosebud lips.
Simply put: I.was.smitten.
And it’s easy to see why:
The vintage doilies in the purple setup above and the mint green setup below were made by my late great-grandmother and my late grandmother respectively.
I always go in with a shot list and planned session flow knowing that a newborn baby is the wildcard. My plans include several backup ideas if perhaps baby is wide awake instead of sleeping for any given color way or themed setup. And those eyes-wide-open images are often some of the most cherished, especially if baby is calm and tracking me, which I’ve witnessed many babies do as early as a week old.
If you’re reading this and are expecting or know someone who is, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m happy to go over the “hows” and “whys” of each session type, as well as final products available and scheduling. It helps to talk through your session ideas, any concerns you may have or additional questions in person, over the phone or even via email prior to choosing your photographer. It’s a big deal. The newborn phase is so fleeting, trust me. Whether you choose Kami Brady Photography or not, I want you to have the absolute best experience. So I created a “How to Choose Your Newborn Photographer” checklist of questions you should ask every photographer you’re considering. It goes well beyond simply comparing session fees and digital files, I promise!